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Calendar for August 22nd, 2014


  • Died 1485: Richard III of England

  • 1760s

  • 1762: Ann Franklin, sister-in-law of Benjamin, became the first female editor for an American newspaper, the Newport, R.I., "Mercury" following her husband's death.

  • 1830s

  • 1831: Nat Turner led slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia

  • 1850s

  • 1851: The schooner, America, won an international race sponsored by the Royal Yacht Society in England. This became a traditional international event known as the America's Cup race

  • 1860s

  • Born 1862: Claude Debussy (composer)

  • 1865: William Sheppard patented a liquid soap (Patent #49561)

  • 1880s

  • Died 1886: Calvin E. Stowe (professor of biblical studies)

  • 1900s

  • 1902: U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt became the first president to ride in an automobile

  • Died 1904: Kate Chopin (author)

  • 1910s

  • Born 1917: John Lee Hooker (singer)

  • 1920s

  • Born 1920: Ray Bradbury (science fiction author)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1939: Carl Yastrzemski (baseball player)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1947: Cindy Williams (actress)

  • 1950s

  • 1959: Steven C. Rockefeller married Anne Marie Rasmussen

  • 1960s

  • Born 1963: Tori Amos (musician)

  • 1966: The Beatles arrived in New York City on their last U.S. tour

  • 2000s

  • 2004: Masked thieves burst into the Oslo museum and snatched a version of the Edvard Munch masterpiece The Scream and a second Munch painting from the walls as visitors watched in shock

  • 2010s

  • 2011: Several earthquakes struck southern Colorado; the largest measuring magnitude-5.3

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